Septic tank pumping keeps the system functioning well and prevents damage.
If you have a septic tank, it is essential to maintain it properly. One of the most important maintenance services you should get is septic tank pumping.
Your septic tank is buried underground, and it is responsible for separating the solids from the liquids in your property’s wastewater. As the waste flows into your septic tank, the tank holds it there long enough for the solids to settle at the bottom, while grease and oil float to the top. The middle layer, which is in between the sludge at the bottom and the scum at the top, consists of effluent. Effluent is the liquid wastewater that exits the tank and enters the drain field, or a system of perforated pipes where the wastewater can be discharged and filtered through the soil.
Over time, your septic tank will become full of solids, and you will need to call for septic tank pumping to remove them. If the accumulated waste is not pumped out, the tank will overflow. This could cause expensive property damage. The untreated wastewater could even find its way into wells or groundwater and threaten human health. To avoid this, make sure to pump your septic tank regularly. For example, according to the EPA, household septic tanks should usually be pumped every 3 to 5 years.
At AAA Action Septic Service, we are proud to serve the Cleveland, Texas community. If you need septic tank pumping at your property, give us a call today at AAA Action Septic Service. We would be happy to answer your questions or provide you with a free quote.